BJP demands action against Ghulam Nabi Azad for army remarks

Srinagar

The BJP on Friday attacked senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks about “the Indian Army operations kill more civilians rather than militants” in the state, and demanded action against him.

According to a report by newsgatherer IANS, the party said that Azad’s statement was “irresponsible, shameful and deeply regrettable” and asked the Congress leadership to clarify “what action they are planning against Azad”.

The BJP said it was shocked that such a statement should come from a person who has been the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and has witnessed the “brutal face of the militancy in the state from Pakistan side,” the report said.

“Given the senior Congress leaders’ pathological hatred towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, they have stooped to this extent where they are seeking to compromise the courage and respect of the armed forces,” IANS quoted BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad as saying.

“I am asking this (action) because Congress’ Azad who has said that the forces are killing the locals more in Jammu and Kashmir.”

Prasad said: “This statement of Azad is irresponsible, shameful and deeply regrettable. Today the people who support and vouch for Pakistan would be happier,” IANS reported.

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